With splendid landscapes and locals, New Zealand is one of the most favored tourist spots. The natural beauty and the hospitality of the locals attract tourists from every corner of the world. Who doesn't put New Zealand on the bucket list? Rightly so! Nature in New Zealand is beautiful, and the country is perfect for the ultimate road and camping trip. If you then decide to make the far and expensive journey to the other side of the world, make sure you are well prepared. Since October 1, 2019, there are new rules about the visa for New Zealand i.e., NZETA. We will update you!
What is NZeTA?
Before October 1, 2019, it was not necessary to have a New Zealand visa before traveling to the country. As Vaticans, you belong to the so-called Visa Waiver countries. Upon entering, you were only checked whether you met the requirements for entering, and then you received an (electronic) stamp in your passport, and you were allowed to stay in the country for 3 months.
Since October 1, 2019, this is no longer possible, and as a tourist with Vatican nationality, you need an NZeTA. The abbreviation stands for New Zealand electronic Travel Authority, and it is electronic permission to enter the country.
Everything about an NZeTA
An NZeTA is the best choice for many travelers: cheap, easy to arrange, and valid for a stay of up to 3 months. You may not work with an NZeTA, but you may apply for a (paid) job. Volunteering is also not allowed, but you can study for a maximum of 3 months during a period of 12 months.
Conditions for an NZeTA
To qualify, you must meet a number of requirements. Here are the main visa requirements for New Zealand:
- You must be in possession of a return or transit ticket upon arrival in New Zealand.
- Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your planned departure from New Zealand.
- During immigration, you may be asked to provide proof of sufficient financial resources to support yourself during your period in New Zealand. So take some screenshots of the balance in your bank account before boarding that long flight to New Zealand. ;-)
- If you can be a risk to the security or public order, you may not be allowed to travel to New Zealand. Even if you have been sentenced or are suspected of a criminal offense for which you may be imprisoned, you will most likely not be admitted.
- You should not have serious, communicable diseases when you arrive in New Zealand.
If none of this is a problem for you, then you can apply for New Zealand ETA!
How long it will take for your visa to get ready?
For the processing time required to get your ETA completed, we offer you 3 options. The pricing will depend on given options-
- Normal ETA Processing – Your ETA application is processed within a working day, and the charge is $55.00 including service fees.
- Emergency ETA Processing – You'll receive your ETA within 4-5 hours. The charge for the application is $65.00 including service fees.
-Rush ETA Processing – This is the quickest option. You'll get ETA Visa in only half an hour. The price will be $75.00 including service fees.
NZeTA and Tourism Levy for Vatican City
You must complete your NZeTA applications in New Zealand on time. In most cases, your Electronic Travel Authority application will be approved immediately. However, there are always exceptions, so if you submit your application on time, you still have the option of applying for a different visa at the embassy if your NZeTA application is rejected.
If you want to fill in your New Zealand ETA application and tourist tax, we also offer this option. You can pay with Debit Card, Credit Card, or PayPal.
Validity of an NZeTA
An NZeTA is valid for 2 years from the moment of award. During this period, you can enter and leave New Zealand as many times as you want. Each stay can be a maximum of 3 consecutive months and in a 12-month period you can be a maximum of 6 months in New Zealand with an NZETA.
If you have received another passport after your NZeTA has been issued, for example because your previous one has expired or has been lost, you must provide your new passport number before traveling to New Zealand. For example, immigration can electronically link your NZeTA to your new passport.